Florida Shooting Survivor: The Media’s Exploiting This Tragedy To Push Gun Control


Brandon Minoff, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 students and faculty lost their lives in a mass shooting last Wednesday, told The Daily Wire he believes the media is exploiting his fallen classmates to push a political anti-gun agenda.

From The Daily Wire:

In an interview with The Daily Wire, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida said on Sunday that he thinks the media is politicizing the recent shooting at his high school instead of focusing on the students who lost their lives.

"I think it’s the media," Minoff said, referring to whom he believes is promoting the gun control narrative in response to the shooting. "They exploit everything to make it political. They’re more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed."

Minoff, who hopes to meet President Donald Trump to discuss the issue, said that he thinks there should be limits and restrictions on guns but is upset to see how the media is covering the tragedy.

"It pains me to see that knowing that 17 of my classmates are dead and they just want to talk about gun control," he continued. "Students have opinions, they say stuff that they’re against guns, and that gun control is necessary, but they’re making it bigger than it needs to be at this moment."

In the wake of last week’s shooting, even as several survivors fought for their lives in local hospitals, the media wasted no time trotting out student after student to promote an anti-Trump, pro-gun control narrative aimed at Congress and the White House.

Minoff, whose viewpoint hasn’t been predominantly featured, said that while he thinks we should all be looking for ways to prevent mass shootings, he believes arming security guards and teachers would be far more effective than simply outlawing guns.

"You can’t drink until you’re 21, but that doesn't stop kids from drinking," Minoff said. "I don’t know if there is a way to stop it. There is a way around anything.”

"If coach Feis would have had a gun or any of the other security guards would have had a gun it definitely would have been less fatal," he added. "[Cruz] and coach Feis were face-to-face and he just shielded kids instead of having the ability to kill the shooter."

Hat Tip: Ryan Saavedra, The Daily Wire


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